Southend

Please note due to current COVID-19 events the amenities block on Eyre Street, Southend is closed until further notice.

Getting to know Southend

Southend is a working cray fishing port and a holiday village. The small coastal township of Southend was the first seaport in the Limestone Coast. First known as Grey town (named after Governor Grey) in 1846, between 1875 to 1879 it was known as Rivoli Bay South after which it was changed to Grey town until 1971 when it was officially named Southend.

Southend is located 27kms north of Millicent on the Southern Ports Highway (alternate Highway One). Closest to the town of Beachport, it is 20kms south of Beachport and 80kms west of Penola via Millicent.

This quiet fishing port hosts one of the largest fleets of Rock Lobster fishing vessels on the Limestone Coast. The local industries are Rock Lobster fishing, aquaculture and farming.

In 1845 Captain Emmanuel Underwood established a store and jetty at the southern end of Rivoli Bay to cater for inland settlers and passing ships. In 1846 the town was surveyed and named Greytown.

Community Town Plans

Wattle Range Council has developed 10-year town plans with each township.

Each town plan can be viewed at Community Town Plans.

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Southend Town Brochure

Millicent Road, Beachport  SA  5280

Phone: (08) 8735 8029 or 1300 045 373

Email: beachport@wattlerange.sa.gov.aufacebook.com/Beachport

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am-4pm /

Weekends 10am-4pm

Winter Weekends 10am-1pm

1 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent  SA  5280

Phone: (08) 8733 0904 or 1300 045 373

Email: millicent@wattlerange.sa.gov.au facebook.com/MillicentVisitorInformation

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Weekends 10am-3pm

27 Arthur Street, Penola  SA  5277

Phone: (08) 8737 2855 or 1300 045 373

Email: penola@wattlerange.sa.gov.au facebook.com/PenolaCoonawarra

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am-4pm /

Weekends 10am-3pm /